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Noem campaign says it raised $8.5 million last year

Jan. 28, 2022 18:42 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem reelection campaign said Friday that she has raised $8.5 million in 2021, touting a historical fundraising haul for a South Dakota gubernatorial candidate. The Republican governor has $7.3 million on hand across multiple...

Fortenberry, Flood trade jabs in Nebraska congressional race

Jan. 28, 2022 18:40 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry went on the offensive Friday against his Republican primary challenger, accusing state Sen. Mike Flood of “betraying conservative values” on immigration with his support of a 2012 health care law that divided Nebraska Republicans. ...

Former Rep. Walker staying in North Carolina Senate race

Jan. 27, 2022 21:48 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker said Thursday that he’s staying in the Republican race for U.S. Senate, despite falling behind top rivals in fundraising and lacking former President Donald Trump’s endorsement for the seat. Walker, who got in the...

Ruined lives prompted Kristof's run for Oregon governor

Jan. 27, 2022 15:27 PM EST

YAMHILL, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof traded the concrete canyons of Manhattan and the ritzy New York suburb of Scarsdale for his old family home, located on a dirt road in Oregon, to run for governor. But Kristof, who won two Pulitzer Prizes,...

Lawmakers say Youngkin backs ban on Dominion campaign cash

Jan. 26, 2022 19:03 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bipartisan trio of Virginia lawmakers said Wednesday that Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration has conveyed the governor's support for bills that would ban Dominion Energy and certain other public utilities from making campaign contributions. ...

Sen. Warnock reports $9.8M raised to Herschel Walker's $5.4M

Jan. 26, 2022 12:32 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock's campaign said Wednesday that he raised a hefty $9.8 million in the last quarter of 2021, nearly double the fundraising haul reported by the leading Republican contender for his seat, former football star Herschel Walker. ...

Abortion opponents eye priorities as high court ruling looms

Jan. 25, 2022 05:58 AM EST

In the nearly two months since a conservative majority of justices on the Supreme Court indicated openness to dramatic new restrictions on abortion, money has poured into the political fundraising arm of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List. The organization secured $20...

Ethics panel says it will pursue ex-insurance commissioner

Jan. 24, 2022 17:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia ethics officials say they will pursue allegations of wrongdoing against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, overriding an administrative law judge's ruling that they waited too long. Oxendine is accused of illegally using campaign funds from...

Last straw: Fed-up Arizona Democrats censure Sen. Sinema

Jan. 22, 2022 15:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is growing increasingly isolated from some of her party’s most influential officials and donors after playing a key role in scuttling voting rights legislation that many consider essential to preserving democracy. Leaders of the Arizona...

Indicted Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry loses 2 big GOP backers

Jan. 21, 2022 17:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry's political fortunes took a major hit Friday when two of Nebraska's most prominent Republicans withdrew their longtime support for him and endorsed a state lawmaker who hopes to unseat the nine-term congressman in the GOP primary. ...